Scottish interest items received by the National Library of Scotland this week included Smalltown by Scottish playwrights D.C. Jackson, Johnny Knight and Douglas Maxwell. Produced by Random Accomplice, Smalltown was first performed at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow during February 2011.
Finger of a Frenchman, published by Carcanet Press, is the latest volume of poetry by Glasgow-born poet David Kinloch. There are references to further items by David on Scottish Bibliographies Online.
Lady of the loch by Helen Armitage tells the story of ‘Lady’, Britain’s oldest breeding osprey. Lady has made the 3000 mile journey from Africa to nest at the Loch of the Lowes in Perthshire every year for the past 20 years. You can find references to articles, chapters and books about birds in Scotland at Scottish Bibliographies Online.
Roland Paxton’s Dynasty of engineers: the Stevensons and the Bell Rock examines the history of the 200 year old Bell Rock – the world’s oldest continually operational lighthouse. The book includes biographies of eight members of the Stevenson family, discusses the key role of John Rennie and also contains an up to date listing of all the Stevenson lighthouses in Scotland and the Isle of Man. Dynasty of engineers is published by Whittles, in association with the Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust. If you are interested in finding out more about the Stevensons, you may wish to investigate the Stevenson Collection held by the NLS.